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Picea pungens Engelm.Colorado Blue Spruce

Zone 2


Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 18 m (60 ft)

Spread: 5 m (17 ft)

Life span: 50-100 years

Why Plant It?

  • Dense, blue-green needles and stiffly pyramidal shape make this a popular landscape tree
  • More salt tolerant than other spruces


  • Full sun
  • Well-drained, acidic soil; somewhat drought tolerant
    Colorado Blue Spruce

    You can tell a Colorado spruce from a white spruce by
    its cones. Pictured above is the large, pale, ruffled
    cone of a Colorado spruce.


  • Flooding
  • Compacted or alkaline soil


Yellow-headed Spruce Sawfly
Spruce Adelgids
Spruce Spider Mites
White Pine Weevil


Cytospora Canker
Needle Cast

Last updated: 2/5/2013 1:12:24 PM